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Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley
Culture Gap: Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley tells the story of a two year sojourn at the Camelsfoot Commume in a remote valley in BC, Canada. The challenges and privations, the joys and adventures of rural communal living, form the backdrop to the human drama the author recounts. Judith and Kip Plant's family includes her children; Willie takes to the new life, but his sisters feel the strong pull of the life they left behind. Meanwhile Fred, the inspiration for the commune, stricken with cancer, is dying.
An absorbing account of a lifestyle emblematic of a time, Culture Gap also shows, from her own older perspective, a young mother's struggles to reconcile her social ideals of personal and environmental responsibility, and loving and caring for those closest to her.
Judith Plant is the acting publisher of New Society Publishers and the co-editor of Healing the Wounds: the Promise of Ecofeminism and Home! A Bioregional Reader. She lived in Camelsfoot for two years in the early 1980's with her children and her partner, Kip, and now lives on Gabriola Island, BC